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  • Eugenie FILE - In this Saturday, May 20, 2017 file photo, Britain's Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank arrive for the wedding of Pippa Middleton and James Matthews at St Mark's Church in Englefield, England. Buckingham Palace said Sunday Oct. 7, 2018 there will be military fanfare and red velvet cake when Princess Eugenie marries drinks-company executive Jack Brooksbank on Friday in Windsor Castle's St. George's Chapel. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

  • Washington FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2018, file photo, Hayma Washington, chairman and CEO of the Television Academy, speaks at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The TV academy’s first African-American chairman is stepping down after two years. Washington told Variety he decided against seeking a second two-year term so he could focus on his work as a producer and promote diversity. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

  • Cardi B This combination photo shows rapper Post Malone at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles on Oct. 9, 2018, left, and rapper Cardi B at the Tom Ford SS19 Show during New York Fashion Week on Sept. 5, 2018. Cardi B and Post Malone marked major breakthroughs in the last year, but the rap stars won’t compete for best new artist at the 2019 Grammy Awards. (AP Photo)

Thursday, October 11, 2018 1:00 am


Royal kids to take part in wedding

Associated Press

Prince George and Princess Charlotte will be among the pageboys and bridesmaids at the wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank.

Five-year-old George and 3-year-old Charlotte, the elder children of Prince William and his wife Kate, will join children including 7-year-old Savannah Phillips, 6-year-old Isla Phillips and 4-year-old Mia Tindall – all great-grandchildren of Queen Elizabeth II – and Theodora Williams, 6-year-old daughter of pop star Robbie Williams and his wife Ayda Williams.

Buckingham Palace said Wednesday that Eugenie has asked elder sister Princess Beatrice to be her maid of honor. The best man will be Thomas Brooksbank, the groom's brother.

The 28-year-old princess, who is ninth in line to the throne, is due to marry liquor company executive Brooksbank Friday in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.

Skynyrd movie

A New York federal appeals court says a new Lynyrd Skynyrd film can be released despite a dispute over the band's intentions.

The case involves a movie called “Street Survivors: The True Story of the Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash.”

A lower court judge decided previously the film violated a “blood oath” made by bandmembers not to exploit the group's name after a 1977 plane crash that killed its lead singer and songwriter, Ronnie Van Zant.

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed that decision Wednesday, letting the movie be distributed.

TV chair steps down

The TV academy's first African-American chairman is stepping down after two years.

Hayma Washington told Variety he decided against seeking a second two-year term so he could focus on his work as a producer and promote diversity.

Washington also has served as chief executive officer of the academy, which administers the Emmy Awards.

An academy spokesman said Tuesday that Washington's replacement will be chosen at upcoming elections for new officers and governors.

Washington was elected in November 2016. He succeeded Bruce Rosenblum, who held the post for five years.

Happy birthday

Among celebrity birthdays today: Singer Daryl Hall is 72. Actress Joan Cusak is 56. Guitarist Scott Johnson is 56. Actor-writer Michael J. Nelson is 54. Actor Sean Patrick Flanery is 53. Actor Luke Perry is 52. Actor Artie Lange is 51. Actor Jane Krakowski is 50. Rapper U-God is 48. Actress Constance Zimmer is 48. Rapper MC Lyte is 47. Actor Darien Sills-Evans is 44. Singer NeeNa Lee is 43. Actress Emily Deschanel is 42. Actor Trevor Donovan is 40. Actress Michelle Trachtenberg is 33. Rapper Cardi B is 26.yy